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Indian Express
03 April 2010

20 TO 40 Stroke risk goes up with each childbirth
Going through childbirth more than once appears to raise a woman’s risk of having a stroke due to bleeding in the brain, suggests a study published in the journal Neurology. The researchers from Seoul National University Hospital found that in a direct comparison of women who did and did not have a stroke, the risk of bleeding, or hemorrhagic, stroke rose 27 per cent with each additional birth over none or one. Multiple births further strain and stress blood vessels and other body systems, and the stress of raising kids may also raise stroke risk. Among women who had a stroke, 38 had zero or one childbirth, 143 had given birth twice, 107 had given birth three times, and 171 had four or more deliveries.

Women reporting four or more childbirths had nearly a three fold higher risk of stroke as women with no childbirths or one childbirth.

morrhagic, stroke rose 27 per cent with each additional birth over none or one. Multiple births further strain and stress blood vessels and other body systems, and the stress of raising kids may also raise stroke risk. Among women who had a stroke, 38 had zero or one childbirth, 143 had given birth twice, 107 had given birth three times, and 171 had four or more deliveries. Women reporting four or more childbirths had nearly a three fold higher risk of stroke as women with no childbirths or one childbirth.

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